This will be our first road trip folks - so lots of advice would be useful if you have time.
We would like to take about 3 weeks (could be longer) during july and august this year to go from the north to the south along the west coast.
We can drive it all or maybe take the train if needed for some bits.
We would like to not have to do it again so we cant really miss any of the big things to see and do.
We can drive every day - not a problem for me really - or perhaps stay over and look around some places - probably the cities.
I am currently thinking something like this
Arrive Seattle (dont know why but it is northern!)
drive south along route 5 or 101 to SAn Fran - spend time there.
across to denver via salt lake city and reno along route 80
back to LA/San Diego via route 160 to see monument valley and Grand Canyon possibly hoover dam
But i have missed out the drive between San Fran and LA - so i will maybve get a flight home from San Fran and drive up the bur sur road and popping into Yosemite before ehading for home.
Probably sounds a bit too much, but we are up for it.
We will do an east west trip on another year it that helps with any advice.
So folks you oculd help me out by helping me on a few things
Are we trying to much? - answer is probably yes...but we get bored quickly!
Is the route okay - or do es it miss out on things that are a must see/do?
Can i miss out LA? We are not into tacky things.
The finer detail of what we do at each place i think i can find out and will post if i need advice - it is the overall idea i need help with here
Thanks in advance for any posts